Monday, July 31, 2017

Fairly Brief Review: Cold Sight

Cold Sight

by Leslie A. Kelly (a.k.a. Leslie Parrish)
Book 1 of Extrasensory Agents

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Rating:  3.0 Stars

Leslie Parrish introduces Extrasensory Agents, a band of psychic investigators interested only in the cases nobody else wants--the coldest ones...

After being made a scapegoat in a botched investigation that led to a child's death, Aidan McConnell became a recluse.  Still, as a favor to an old friend, Aidan will help on the occasional XI case.  But under his handsome, rugged facade, he keeps his emotions in check--for fear of being burned again.

Reporter Lexie Nolan has a nose for news--and she believes a serial killer has been targeting teen girls around Savannah.  But no one believes her.  So she turns to the new paranormal detective agency and the sexy, mysterious Aidan for help.

But just as the two begin forging a relationship, the case turns eerily personal for Lexie--and Aidan discovers that maybe he hasn't lost the ability to feel after all...

Well written with well-developed characters.  The story wasn't bad either.  Aiden is the typical brooding male, but Lexie is a breath of fresh air (blunt, head-strong, no filter... SO not the usual girl-next-door type); so she was a lot of fun to follow.  The rest of the characters were their own even if they didn't particularly stand-out too much, but still well-developed.

The psychic/paranormal aspects were pretty back-seat for a story surrounding a group of psychic investigators, so there wasn't a good balance between the paranormal, the romance, and the suspense.  Nonetheless, the concept is very intriguing and I found the different abilities of the eXtreme Investigations team as something I'd like to see more of in future books of the series.  And while the mystery was good (it took me a little while to figure out the killer's identity, but I still figured it out nearing the end) there were still a lot of questions left unanswered.

For instance,

This is a good romantic suspense novel to read on a rainy day, as it is enjoyable and entertaining, though not quite outstanding or memorable.

This review was originally posted at Goodreads in June 2014.

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